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Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:06:59 AM »
Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood



Riverside Avondale has been honored by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of the country's 10 Great Neighborhoods under the APA's Great Places in America program. Riverside Avondale is the first neighborhood in Florida to receive this prestigious national recognition.

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 12:37:22 AM »
Whoot! Whoot! A great big Congratulations to our friends across the river.


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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 12:55:05 AM »
Totally deserved.  When Jacksonville is a 5 million person metro way in the future and every home in Riverside Avondale is impeccably preserved and streetcars are running and parks are restored to maximum beauty, this will be the most desirable neighborhood in FL and one of the most desirable neighborhoods anywhere.
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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 05:41:29 AM »
Congrats to RAP! 

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 05:58:43 AM »
Congrats to RAP.  Neighborhoods like R-A are why I have NEVER understood the attitude to copy South Florida, that is so prevalent.  Miami/FTL do not and will not ever have a Riverside-Avondale.

Well deserved recognition.   Now if only Springfield could evolve to that same level of Preservation.
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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 06:26:48 AM »
Congrats to Riverside-Avondale and all involved in achieving this accomplishment.  The neighborhood is truly a special place and an example of what downtown and the rest of the urban core can become.
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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 07:01:40 AM »
Way to go RAP!!!!!

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 07:34:57 AM »
so wonderful

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 07:43:17 AM »
So proud!! The award puts Riverside Avondale in some pretty great company, too.  Society Hill in Philadelphia, the Back Bay district in Boston, the Frank Lloyd Wright district  in Oak Park, IL . . .

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 07:55:46 AM »
I'm all smiles from ear to ear! Well done to everyone who has supported historic preservation in this town. Springfield, you're next!

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 08:19:09 AM »
Doesn't really surprise me. Riverside-Avondale has always been, not an upscale neighborhood, but a comfortable, homey, and picturesque neighborhood within Jacksonville.  I lived there several times in the 70's, 80's and 90's when I lived in Jax, and that was the area I was always drawn to. The River was one reason why I loved Riverside-Avondale, but the other was the nice parks and recreation areas, and the homey neighborhood feel with a true southern taste and style!

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2010, 08:20:42 AM »
Congrats to RAP.  Neighborhoods like R-A are why I have NEVER understood the attitude to copy South Florida, that is so prevalent.  Miami/FTL do not and will not ever have a Riverside-Avondale.

Well deserved recognition.   Now if only Springfield could evolve to that same level of Preservation.

I agree; Jacksonville has a style, taste and feel all of its own!

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 08:46:12 AM »
This is fantastic news!

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 08:52:14 AM »
Two things to think about:  

What would Riverside/Avondale be like today if Wayne Wood had not started RAP back in the early '70's ?

Riverside is largely the way it is because it was laid out and developed around STREETCARS.

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Re: Riverside Avondale an American Top 10 Neighborhood
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010, 08:52:25 AM »
Woot! finally some good news to read about Jacksonville! as a graduate of Lee HS I couldnt be more proud of the area! MAybe one day Springfield!!!!